3 Simple Ways To Relieve Stress

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3 Simple Ways To Relieve Stress - Bloguettes: Stress is inevitable but it doesn't have to control your life. We're giving you three simple ways to relieve stress in your day to day!

Let’s face it. Stress, and all the physical symptoms that accompany it, is unavoidable. As a creative, working earnestly and honestly to build your brand, sometimes it’s tough to channel the creativity you need, when stress is a major barrier. It’s a known fact that stress can be a creativity killer, but the act of being creative, can relieve stress too. From crafting to writing, the art of creativity can help you deal with stress, reigniting the passionate creative in you, while involving minimal effort and time.

Make A Stress Ball

The use of stress balls have been known to help release the negative energy of stress, while relaxing the muscles in the hand and wrist. Most stress balls typically come in a one-size-fits-all form, limiting options for those who are aren’t keen to its texture or feel. So why not make your own stress ball? In less than five minutes, you can easily create a stress ball that fits your needs, creating a certain texture within the ball, to fit your mood. Not only will the act of creating the ball distract you from the day’s stressors, but the end result will provide you another outlet for stress as well.

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    Find an unused balloon lying around from your latest social gathering or work event (also, super cheap and easy to find at a local store)

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    Get about 1/2 to 1 cup (depending on how tight you want the stress ball) of flour or cornstarch (for soft texture) and uncooked rice (for a firmer texture), making sure not to fill the balloon too much, enabling you to tie it.

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    Tie the end of the balloon in a knot and use scissors to cut the excess appendage off the knot, being careful not to cut the knot itself.

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    Now squeeze, roll, or massage away, with your very own DIY stress relief ball!

Steam Therapy

Never underestimate the power of a good shower. Baths are always the go to thing for calm and relaxation after a long stressful day, but partaking in a hot shower can provide the same benefits and more. I’m sure you have been to a spa that encouraged you to use their steam spa services to help melt away tension, and the all too common physical symptoms that may come with stress. As much as we wish we could indulge in daily, maybe even hourly, trips to the local spa, work and time may not allow for that.  So why not create your own spa experience in your home?

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    Turn your shower on and allow the water to reach its max temperature.

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    Close the shower door or the shower curtain, closing all doors and windows to your bathroom for 3-5 minutes. Relax and read a magazine while you wait!

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    For an added stress reliever, use the power of a soy candle, infused with essential oils of your choice for smell, light it, and place it safely on your bathroom counter, before completing step 2. Lavender infused soy candles aren’t the only scents to evoke calm and relaxation. Let the herbal scent of a basil infused soy candle relieve symptoms of stress and fatigue.

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    Turn down the temperature of the water to a temperature that suits you, get in the shower, allowing the steam to melt your tension away, and the scent of the candle that permeates the room, clear your mind.

Physically Throw It Away

How good does it feel to shred important documents or ball up a piece of paper and toss it in the trash bin? These same feelings can be achieved by writing down what stresses you, and physically throwing it away (or dragging it away if you’re on the computer). Write about how disappointed you felt about losing a big business deal, or frustration with a temporary decrease in your blog traffic, reflect on it for a few seconds, and get rid of that negative energy!

In everything, give yourself an outlet for your stress, free your mind, and make room for the more positive things in your life.